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Nov 28, 2012 8:00pm EST
progress. from a fiscal standpoint, and everybody is focused on the fiscal cliff and sometimes people give me a hard time for focusing on amrak, but we have this past year but $1.4 billion amtrak and government subsidies, almost half of that in operating subsidies, close to $1 billion on some of the capitol improvements and over the years, that commitment has remained pretty much the same. so we do have the responsibility for taxpayer dollars to make certain that this operation, which is highly subsidized, and we did do a hearing on that. i guess one of the past three or four hearings we did is a cross mobile comparison of federal studies. rode amtrak yesterday and the average cost of my ticket coming back from new york, government subsidized the average cost of $46.33. unfortunately, and i read through the report pretty carefully, amrak has made some progress and this the average ticket subsidy simply by taking the 29 million passengers or 28 last year and dividing it by the underwriting subsidy. others city buses, massachusetts transit and aviation, $4.28. it was highlighted
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2012 8:30pm EST
. >>> this weekend, you can talk with oklahoma senator tom coburn about the fiscal cliff, affordable care act, and the future of the republican party on senator wrote several books and reports like "the debt bomb," and join our three hour conversation with calls, e-mails, tweets, and facebook comments for senator tom coburn for booktv's "in-depth" on c-span2. >>> next, john roberts on challenges and surprises he had on the high court. last month, he spoke for an hour with students about the supreme court and constitutional law. [applause] >> thank you very much. thank you, and thank you, david, for that gracious introduction, and all of you for a very, very warm welcome. this is my first visit to rice, and i'm already glad that i came. president lee told you i can't talk about anything current, future, or past. [laughter] my remarks will be brief. [laughter] i had the pleasure of knowing david for 35 years. as he mentioned, he was the president back then too of the harvard law review. he's used to holding the reigns of power. a chief justice also holds the reigns of power. the only d
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 8:00pm EST
. from michael her issue. the rest of the program will focused on the so-called fiscal cliff and the bush era tax rates. our guest will include alex from the mesh enterprise substitute and e than poll lick with the economic policy substitute. washington journal is live on c-span every day at 7:a.m. eastern. >>> on 16 or 17 bases in the united states we have military -- [inaudible] the average cost to agent dmield that school per year is $50,000. almost four times what the rest of the public education costs. and many -- the vast majority of our bases we use public schools. we can take the money we're spending today, pay every public school system $1 4,000 per child and save billions of dollars per year. and with the same or better outcomes. >>> this weekend you can take with oklahoma stater tom coburn about the fiscal cliff. on booktv in-depth. the senator is written several books including the latest "the debt bomb" join the three-hour conversation your call, e-mails, face and comments. live sunday at noon eastern on booktv in-depth on c-span2. >>> former florida governor jeb bush called
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